Emily Meredith and Katy Keiffer talk about monitoring slaughter facilities and ag gag laws on this week's Straight, No Chaser. Emily Meredith is the communications director for the Animal Agriculture Alliance. Established in 1987, the Animal Agriculture Alliance includes individuals, companies, and organizations who are interested in helping consumers better understand the role animal agriculture plays in providing a safe, abundant food supply to a hungry world. Emily is also a blogger for the industry blog, Meatingplace.com. Tune in to hear Emily and Katy talk about third-party audits, and if they would actually make slaughter processes more transparent. Do organizations like the Human Society hurt the livestock industry? Does Emily believe that animal abuse is systemic? Find out on this week's Straight, No Chaser! This episode has been sponsored by Bi-Rite Market.

"There is a huge disconnect between the consumer and the producer. This country is fed by less than 2% of the population." [25:25] -- Emily Meredith on Straight, No Chaser